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Dementia

Use this guide to find information resources about dementia including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 15/10/2019

Key Resources

Carers Trust and RCN (2016) The triangle of care. Carers included. Carers Trust and Royal College of Nursing (2016) Triangle of care. Carers included: a guide to best practice for dementia care.
RCN: Understanding dementia
RCN - Dementia in the workplace Royal College of Nursing (2018) Dementia in the workplace, London: RCN.
Older people in care homes: sex, sexuality and intimate relationships Royal College of Nursing (2018) Older people in care homes: sex, sexuality and intimate relationships, London: RCN.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2019) Dementia: NICE quality standard QS184, London: NICE.
  • NICE guidance is officially England only.
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2018) Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers: NICE guideline NG97, London: NICE.
  • NICE guidance is officially England only.
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Public Health England (2018) Dementia: applying All Our Health, London: PHE.
Alzheimer's Society (2017) What is dementia? London: Alzheimer's Society.
Alzheimer's Society (2017) The dementia guide: living well after diagnosis, London: Alzheimer's Society.
Alzheimer Scotland (2015) 8 pillars model of community support, Edinburgh: Alzheimer Scotland.
Alzheimer Scotland (2015) 5 pillars model of post diagnostic support, Edinburgh: Alzheimer Scotland.
Dementia UK (2017) Tips for better communication, London: Dementia UK.

Department of Health (2016) Making a difference in dementia: nursing vision and strategy, London: DH.
Llywodraeth Cymru Welsh Government (2016) Wales: a dementia friendly nation, Cardiff: Llywodraeth Cymru Welsh Government.

Books

Andrews J (2015) Dementia: the one-stop guide: practical advice for families, professionals and people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, London: Profile Books. Andrews J (2015) Dementia: the one-stop guide: practical advice for families, professionals and people living with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, London: Profile Books
Baker C (2017) Visiting the memory café and other dementia care activities: evidence-based interventions for care homes, London: Jessica Kingsley. Baker C (2017) Visiting the memory café and other dementia care activities: evidence-based interventions for care homes, London: Jessica Kingsley.
Botsford & Dening - Dementia, culture, and ethinicity Botsford J and Dening K (2015) Dementia, culture, and ethnicity: issues for all, Jessica Kingsley: London.
Downs M and Bowers B (2014) Excellence in dementia care: research into practice (2nd edition), Milton Keynes: McGraw-Hill Education.  Downs M and Bowers B (2014) Excellence in dementia care: research into practice (2nd edition), Milton Keynes: McGraw-Hill Education.
James J (2017) Excellent dementia care in hospitals: a guide to supporting people with dementia and their carers. London: Jessica Kingsley. James J (2017) Excellent dementia care in hospitals: a guide to supporting people with dementia and their carers, London: Jessica Kingsley.

Jenkins C, Ginesi L and Keenan B (2016) Dementia care at a glance, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Jenkins C, Ginesi L and Keenan B (2016) Dementia care at a glance, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Mitchell - Somebody I used to know Mitchell W and Wharton A (2018) Somebody I used to know, Bloomsbury: London.
Rahman S, Swaffer K, Roberts C, and Britton B (2015) Living better with dementia: good practice and innovation for the future, London: Jessica Kingsley.  Rahman S, Swaffer K, Roberts C, and Britton B (2015) Living better with dementia: good practice and innovation for the future, London: Jessica Kingsley.

Schüssler S and Lohrmann C (2017) Dementia in nursing homes, Cham: Springer International Publishing Ag.  Schüssler S and Lohrmann C (2017) Dementia in nursing homes, Cham: Springer International Publishing Ag.
Smith G (2016) Dementia care: a practical approach, Boca Raton: CRC Press.  Smith G (2016) Dementia care: a practical approach, Boca Raton: CRC Press. 
Wilson CB (2017) Caring for people with dementia: a shared approach, Los Angeles: SAGE. Wilson CB (2017) Caring for people with dementia: a shared approach, Los Angeles: SAGE.

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case of memories Royal College of Nursing (2017) Case of memories, RCN Foundation: London.
  • A large number of care home residents have a nursing background or were in receipt of nursing care during the 1950s and 1960s. The Case of Memories is a district nurse case, based on one from the 1950s/1960s and contains replicas of the items used at that time. It is designed to be used in care homes as part of facilitated reminiscence with residents and those who are important to them.
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Oxtoby K (2017) Case of Memories: unlocking the past for former nurses with dementia: An RCN project is using replicas of nursing items from the 1940s and 50s to stimulate reminiscence for former nurses and other care home residents, Nursing Standard, 31 (47), pp. 26-27.
House of Memories, National Museums Liverpool
  • House of Memories is a museum-led dementia awareness programme which offers training, access to resources, and museum-based activities to enable carers to provide person-centred care for people living with dementia.
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